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I have my PDA for almost a year but never try hard reset.
Therefore, it is very new to me and hesitate to do so. Any
good advice and experience will be appreciate.

Thanks.
Peter
 
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Backup your files and data first!

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"peter lee" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have my PDA for almost a year but never try hard reset.
> Therefore, it is very new to me and hesitate to do so. Any
> good advice and experience will be appreciate.
>
> Thanks.
> Peter
 
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Why do you want to do a hard reset? The hard reset will put your PPC back
to the original factory setting, all data and installed apps will be removed
(unless stored on non-volitle memory)

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"peter lee" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have my PDA for almost a year but never try hard reset.
> Therefore, it is very new to me and hesitate to do so. Any
> good advice and experience will be appreciate.
>
> Thanks.
> Peter


If you really think it is a good idea then back up your machine unless you
aren't bothered about the information you have stored. My machine came with
2 separate backup programs, have you got one? That's probably more important
than a hard reset to see what happens.
 
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I cannot change my Connection Setting anymore, I post a
message on this board and everybody sugguest hard reset.

Any other way that you can suggest?

Thanks.
Peter
>-----Original Message-----
>Why do you want to do a hard reset? The hard reset will
put your PPC back
>to the original factory setting, all data and installed
apps will be removed
>(unless stored on non-volitle memory)
>
>--
>Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
>Senior Engineer
>beitman AT applieddata DOT net
>
>Applied Data Systems
> www.applieddata.net
>An ISO 9001:2000 Registered Company
>Microsoft WEP Gold-level Member
>
>Do have an opinion on the effectiveness of Microsoft
Windows Mobile and
>Embedded newsgroups? Let us know!
>https://www.windowsembeddedeval.com/community/newsgroups
>
>
>
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>
 
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Can you be more specific? What do you mean by 2 seperate
backup program?

Thanks.
Peter

>-----Original Message-----
>
>"peter lee" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:556c01c480bd$0fc32cc0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> I have my PDA for almost a year but never try hard
reset.
>> Therefore, it is very new to me and hesitate to do so.
Any
>> good advice and experience will be appreciate.
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Peter
>
>
>If you really think it is a good idea then back up your
machine unless you
>aren't bothered about the information you have stored. My
machine came with
>2 separate backup programs, have you got one? That's
probably more important
>than a hard reset to see what happens.
>
>
>.
>
 
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No, not for that assuming that you have already tried a soft reset.

The problem here is that you may have a problem with the registry. If that
is the case and you backup then restore, the problem may come back.

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Can you be more specific? What do you mean by backup then
restore? If this is a registry problem, can you give me
some help how to determine this?

Thanks.
Peter


>-----Original Message-----
>No, not for that assuming that you have already tried a
soft reset.
>
>The problem here is that you may have a problem with the
registry. If that
>is the case and you backup then restore, the problem may
come back.
>
>--
>Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
>Senior Engineer
>beitman AT applieddata DOT net
>
>Applied Data Systems
> www.applieddata.net
>An ISO 9001:2000 Registered Company
>Microsoft WEP Gold-level Member
>
>Do have an opinion on the effectiveness of Microsoft
Windows Mobile and
>Embedded newsgroups? Let us know!
>https://www.windowsembeddedeval.com/community/newsgroups
>
>
>
>.
>
 
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My Asus came with two separate backup programs.
1- Smartkeeper. This allows manual backups and also an automatic backup when
the battery level gets low
"Automatically or manually back up the complete configuration Pocket PC data
to an external CompactFlash card."
http://www4.tomshardware.com/mobile/20031010/asus-05.html#asus_smartkeeper

2- Asus backup- This is manual and offers the choice of All Data or PIM
Data.
"Back up selected user data Pocket PC data to an external CompactFlash
card."
http://www4.tomshardware.com/mobile/20031010/asus-06.html

There will probably be equivalent software available that can be bought, but
I haven't needed to look.


Backups should be made fairly regularly so you have restore points in case
some corruption creeps in. It may be that you have corruption that would be
restored after a hard reset, but you need to back up and hard reset the
machine, then restore to find out. No-one can tell you, you'd need to try
it. It's best to backup regularly and before you have any problems.

Have you looked on your machine's install CD? Is there no backup/restore
software provided with the machine?
I would have thought that most machines would provide some option, but there
will be third party options- I can't really give any recommendations as I
haven't needed to look for any, but I'm sure a web search would help you
here.....


Don't forget there is one way to backup/restore that you will have-
Activesync. It means you need to be at your PC so can't be done
anywhere/anytime, and isn't automatic as the battery gets flat like
SmartKeeper.

Connect your machine, open activesync, Tools menu, Backup/Restore ......
look here:
http://pocketprof.org/pocketpc_backup.htm

and even microsoft has help:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;815357


<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can you be more specific? What do you mean by 2 seperate
> backup program?
>
> Thanks.
> Peter
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >
> >"peter lee" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in message
> >news:556c01c480bd$0fc32cc0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I have my PDA for almost a year but never try hard
> reset.
> >> Therefore, it is very new to me and hesitate to do so.
> Any
> >> good advice and experience will be appreciate.
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >> Peter
> >
> >
> >If you really think it is a good idea then back up your
> machine unless you
> >aren't bothered about the information you have stored. My
> machine came with
> >2 separate backup programs, have you got one? That's
> probably more important
> >than a hard reset to see what happens.
> >
> >
> >.
> >
 

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